Hospital Admissions due to Diabetes

30 percent of Hospital Admissions in Trinidad & Tobago due to diabetes

Trinidad and Tobago Senator, Charrise Seepersad, raised her concern that 30 per cent of admissions to TT’s hospitals were due to diabetes.

Speaking in the Senate during the mid-year budget review, she proposed the consumption of wholesome, locally-grown foodstuffs to counter rising rates of hypertension and diabetes.

She told the Senate: “Diabetes is another non-communicable disease, which affects about 14.5 per cent of the population, with 88-90 per cent of patients having type two diabetes. Diabetics are about 30 per cent of all hospital cases.

Many hospital admissions could be reduced with better diets, says Independent Senator Charrise Seepersad.